Raleigh City of Oaks- UNC Rex Healthcare Half Marathon

The UNC Rex Healthcare Half Marathon was a couple weekends ago but I never got a chance to recap the race. The race started at 7am sharp at the Belltower of North Carolina State University. My fiancĂ© and I arrived at 6:30am but honestly, I don’t feel it was early enough. There were a handful…

City of Oaks Race Expo

It’s beginning to look a lot like race weekend again 🙂 Yay! This Sunday morning, I will be running the City of Oaks Half Marathon. The weather has been checked (low 40s),  and the outfit has been picked. Next step: to the expo! My fiancĂ© and I this morning first went out for breakfast at…

Bull City RunFest- 5 mile race

Hello! It’s been almost one week since the Bull City RunFest and Food Truck Rodeo in Durham, North Carolina and I wanted to share my experience. I raced in the 5 mile distance, but that same morning they had the half marathon as well. Because this was my first race of the season, I wanted…

October Running

Happy October everyone! A new month of running means more training runs, a brand new Runner’s World magazine, more goals to hit, and competing in races. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Fall breeze, Halloween, candy corn, flannels, etc. I LOVE everything about October! This morning to kick off October running, I ran…

Rio 2016: Men’s Olympic Marathon

Good morning everyone! Right now I am watching the coverage of the men’s Olympic marathon in Rio. Today is the last day of the Olympics 😩 The two men I will be keeping a close eye on is Galen Rupp, and Meb Keflezighi. Go USA Team!!! Galen Was completely the dark horse from the Olympic…

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 International Races I’d Love to Run

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is Top 5 International Races I’d love to run. Awhile back I did this type of post but with domestic races in the United States. For this post, the sky is the limit. I probably will not get to do any of these in my lifetime, but…

Girls on the Run 5K: Race Recap

This past Saturday morning, I volunteered and ran at the local Girls on the Run 5K. I started volunteering at 7AM at the Girls on the Run Race Village, but officially everyone start rolling in at 7:30AM. The other person I was suppose to volunteer with was a no show, so I was pleased there…

Training and Girls on the Run Packet Pickup

Training since the Star Wars Half Marathon has been so-so. I’ve been running about 4 mile runs, 3-4 days a week. I’ve been doing some speed work each week, which I have noticed has really helped my 5k & 10k pace. With the temperatures rising in Florida, it’s getting harder to run longer distances. My…

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5Ks I Want to Run

Last week, Sarah Chasing Life (go check out her blog!) sent me this great article from Runner’s World called ’10 Reasons the 5K is Freaking Awesome’ by Lauren Fleshman. It was a great article, and it provided many good points why 5Ks are just as fantastic as Half Marathons or Marathons. In lieu of this…

Defining Yourself as a Runner & 5Ks

I am a member to the Team Disney Facebook page, and last night there was a debacle about the newly announced Virtual RunDisney 5K events. This post has more to do with new runners/5Ks in general and not so much about RunDisney. However, the issue was brought to my attention, that other runners may or may not…

Tentative Next Race Season 2016-2017

My race season has now come and gone this year, and ended with the Star War’s Half Marathon at Walt Disney World. A friend of mine posted her next race season schedule on Facebook already. I don’t know what races I will concretely do this next season, but I have a few ideas I thought…